- A total of 67% of the exhibiting brands have confirmed their presence at the 2015 Edition
HONG KONG, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazil is striding to make its naval and offshore industry a protagonist increasingly active on the international stage. Proof of this is the success of Marintec South America-11th Navalshore, an event that brought together, from 12-14 August at the Centro de Convencoes SulAmerica, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), a highly qualified audience of 16,536 people, formed largely by executives with decision-making power in the segment companies.
During three days, the networking and business meetings moved exhibitors from more than 380 trademarks and 12 international pavilions, with representatives from 40 countries. "We have R$100 billion in planned deliveries until 2020 what made Brazil one of the main drivers of world shipbuilding. The challenge now is to strengthen the supply chain and the formation of manpower to meet this demand in the country. This is the mission that Marintec South America takes gathering the main players in the segment," says Joris Van Wijk, Director-General of UBM Brazil, the fair organizer.
Renan Joel, Event Manager mentioned: "Investments and orders of ships planned for the coming year provided stability for the yards to make plans. This positive environment impacted the entire productive chain, that firms business more safely, as it was possible to see in this edition of Marintec." He highlights that 67% of exhibitors have already renewed the contracts and already guaranteed presence in the 2015 Edition
The presence of international companies and representations in Marintec South America reinforces that the Brazilian shipbuilding industry scenario is calling the attention of the international market. The Japan is also with the eyes facing Brazil. "We are an entity of rating that offers viable solutions for the shipbuilding industry. Offer fuel spending reduction and efficient operations. We want to expand our participation in the Brazilian shipbuilding industry, " said Katsutoshi Nagata, Manager of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai - ClassNK.
Norway also has an interest in the Brazilian naval market potential, as became clear in the speech of Helle Moen, Director of the Agency for Promotion of the Government of Norway (Innovation Norway): "We have experience in shipbuilding and want to deepen cooperation with the Brazilian industry. It is a moment in which there is a very large competition involving players with innovative solutions that optimize the processes. Norway has much to offer."
Chris Wall, a business analyst from UK Trade & Investment, also puts the United Kingdom en route to Brazil's naval industry. "We specialize in high quality marine equipment, naval architecture and repair, in addition to integrated systems and electronic navigation. We have offices in Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Porto Alegre precisely to broaden the involvement of British companies in Brazil. This is also our goal here in this edition of Marintec South America," Chris Wall said.
Naval industry gains strength in the North and Northeast
The Secretary of the shipping and port industry of Bahia, Carlos Costa, for example, is in Marintec South America in search of partners. "We already have participated in the event because of the great shipyard we have in the State with the capacity to produce ships and platforms. Now our focus is creating a polo of marine parts. We already have the area, which is adjacent to the Shipyard Paraguacu, and hope to find partners here," he said.
Attract the segment of marine parts is also the goal of the Manaus Free Zone Superintendence (Suframa), who scheduled a series of presentations in the Innovation Space, a novelty of this edition of Marintec South America. "We have more than 600 companies and the experience of dealing with companies from all over the world. We offer a series of tax breaks, such as 100% reduction of ICMS, to attract companies in the industry and boost local content," said the Executive Secretary of Economic Planning and development of the Naval Complex, Mineral and logistics of Suframa, Ronney Peixoto.
Marintec South America will be held from 11-13 August 2015 at the Centro de Convencoes SulAmerica, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ).
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